Date of Award
Master of Arts
Speech Pathology and Audiology (to 2016)
Dr. Charles Van Riper
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Problem and Its Background
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the verbal output of first grade elementary school children is reduced when one of the participants in conversational communication has an articulation speech defect. A speech defect has long been thought to cause a reduction in the verbal output of the possessor of that speech defect. This present study seeks to determine whether or not an articulatory speech defect also reduces the verbal output of the normal speaking person with whom he is communicating.
Bartholomy, John M., "A Study of Verbal Output, Relating to Otsego Public School First Grade Students with Functional Articulatory Defects" (1963). Master's Theses. 3775.